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Innovation awards


The URV Chair for the Promotion of Business Innovation was created by agreement with the Diputació de Tarragona, with the aim of promoting knowledge about innovation among the community and the environment of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

For this reason, from the Chair different awards have been called over time, in order to promote and incentivize research in the field of innovation:

  • InnovaURV Award for the best TFG on innovation
    For students of any degree from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV).
    Since 2018.
     
  • Innova Award to the young researcher with the best project on R+D+i (PhD)
    For doctoral students from any EU university.
    Since 2014.
    The award is granted ex aequo within the framework of the PhD-Student Workshop in Industrial and Public Economics (WIPE).
     
  • Aid for research documents
    For doctoral students from any EU university.Calls open from 2011 to 2014, when they were replaced by the current call for the Innova Award to the young researcher with the best project on R+D+i (PhD).
     

History of winners of all calls

2020


InnovaURV Award for the best TFG on innovation

In this edition the award has been divided between 2 winners:

Amadeu Llaurador (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) "Máquina para la recolección de avellanas". Mechanical Engineering Student at ETSE of Campus Sescelades (Tarragona) at URV.

Núria Mansergas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) "El cuidado emocional de los professionales que trabajan con jovenes en riesgo de exclusión social". Pedagogy Student at the Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology (Tarragona) at URV.

Innova Award to the young researcher with the best project on R+D+i (PhD)

Federico Riccio (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa) "Modelo de innovación de desindustrialitzación sectorial"

2019


InnovaURV Award for the best TFG on innovation

Sergi Molinos (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) "Localització de pacients i maquinària al interior del parc sanitari"Industrial and Automated Electronic Engineering student at ETSE, in Campus Sescelades (Tarragona) of the URV.

2018


InnovaURV Award for the best TFG on innovation

Alba Arenós (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) "Enkaixo, S.L.". Business Management student at Faculty of Business and Economics, in Campus Terres de l'Ebre (Tortosa) of the URV.

Innova Award to the young researcher with the best project on R+D+i (PhD)

Karen Miranda (Universitat Rovira i Virgili - CREIP) "Growth, heterogeneous technological interdependence, and spatial externalities: Theory and evidence" (joint with Miquel Manjón-Antolín y Óscar Martínez-Ibáñez).

Damián Tojeiro-Rivero (Universitat de Barcelona) "Does regional knowledge capacity mediate the acquisition of external knowledge?" (joint with Rosina Moreno).

2017


Innova Award to the young researcher with the best project on R+D+i (PhD)

Elisenda Jové Llopis (Universitat Rovira i Virgili - CREIP) "Eco-innovation strategies: a panel data comparison of Spanish service and manufacturing firms"

Sebastian Ellingsen (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) "The Impact of Commercial television on Turnout and Public Policy: Evidence from Norwegian Local Politics"

2016


Innova Award to the young researcher with the best project on R+D+i (PhD)

Jorge Andrés Vélez Ospina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) "Innovation decision and firm productivity: An empirical analysis for the services sector" (joint with O. Hernaes).

Abdelfeteh Bitat (Saint-Louis Brussels University) "Environmental regulation and eco-innovation: insights from diffusion of innovations theory" (joint with Wim Laurier)

2015


Innova Award to the young researcher with the best project on R+D+i (PhD)

Valeria Bernardo, Joan-Ramon Borrell i Jordi Perdiguero (Universitat de Barcelona - IREA) "Fast Charging Stations: Simulating Entry and Location in a Game of Strategic Interaction"

2014


Innova Award to the young researcher with the best project on R+D+i (PhD)

Christiaan Behrens (Tinbergen Institute, VU University Amsterdam) i Mark Lijesen (VU University Amsterdam) "The impact of product differentiation and uncertainty on capacity-then-price competition"

Guiomar Ibáñez (University Rovira i Virgili - CREIP) "Innovation and Horizontal mergers in an industry vertically related"

Aid for research documents

Pilar Monteso "Diagnosed, identified, current and complete depression among patients attending primary care in southern Catalonia. Different aspects of the same concept"

Gabriele Pellegrino "Reiviving demand-pull perspectives: The effect of demand uncertainty and stagnancy on R&D strategy"

Erika Badillo "Are R&D collaborative agreements persistent at the firm level? Evidence for the Spanish case"

Verónica Fernández "The Impact of Cooperation on R&D, Innovation and Productivity: an Analysis of Spanish Manufacturing and Services Firms"

2013


Aid for research documents

Miquel Àngel Bové "Innovació en indústries tradicionals: la (r )-evolució vitivinícola del Priorat com a cas d'èxit"

Mercedes Teruel "Financial constraints and the failure of innovation projects"

2012


Aid for research documents

Àngela Triguero, David Córcoles i Maria Carmen Cuerva "Measuring the persistence in innovation in Spanish Manufacturing firms: Empirical evidence using discrete-time models"

Ernest Miguélez "How do geographically mobile innovators influence network formation?"

Ricardo Flores "On the effect of collusion on domestic and international research joint ventures"

Silverio Alarcón "Relations between external and internal R&D, capital investment and profitability: the case of the agri-food Spanish industry"

2011


Aid for research documents

Verònica Gomabau "Innovation and absorptive capacity: evidence from Spanish firms"

María José Fernández "Innovació regional: microcomponents i articulacions entre el capital social d'unió i el capital social pont en una xarxa d'empresaris viticultors del Priorat, Catalunya"

Jordi Tous "Aplicación de la psicología grupal a proyectos de equipos de emprendedores"